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The '''United States of America''' ('''USA'''), commonly referred to as the '''United States''' ('''U.S.''') or '''America''', is a federal republic composed of 50 U.S. state|states, a Washington, DC|federal district, five major Territories of the United States|territories and various United States Minor Outlying Islands|possessions. The Contiguous United States|48 contiguous states and Washington, D.C., are in central North America between Canada and Mexico. The state of Alaska is in the northwestern part of North America and the state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean|Pacific. The Territories of the United States|territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. At 3.8 million square miles (9.842 million km2)
Year1983 | title = Progress in Language Planning: International Perspectives | publisher = Walter de Gruyter | page = 195 | isbn = 90-279-3358-8 | url = https://books.google.com/books?id=x9KoAkzfVqIC&pg=PA195 | accessdate = December 27, 2011}}{{cite book | last = García | first = Ofelia | year = 2011 | title = Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective | publisher = John Wiley & Sons | page = 167 | isbn = 1-4443-5978-9 | url = https://books.google.com/books?id=bW6V__K95ckC&pg=PT167 | accessdate = December 27, 2011}} |footnote_b = {{note|engfactobox}} In five territories, English as well as one or more indigenous languages are official: Spanish language|Spanish in Puerto Rico, Samoan language|Samoan in American Samoa, Chamorro language|Chamorro in both Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. Carolinian language|Carolinian is also an official language in the Northern Mariana Islands. |footnote_c = {{note|areabox}} Whether the United States or China is larger has been List of countries and dependencies by area|disputed. The figure given is from the U.S. Census.
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World War II 3,614
Military pensions 2,812
Medicare 2,590
Old age pensions 2,566
Survivors' benefits 2,563
Confederate States of America. Army 2,262
Documents on microfilm 2,196
Produce trade Statistics Periodicals 2,156
United States. Navy 1,990
Soldiers 1,896
New York 1,645
Indians of North America 1,605
United States 1,491
Agriculture 1,471
Home economics 1,362
Pennsylvania 1,357
United States. Congress 1,278
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Field Manual 1,137
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Agriculture United States Periodicals 1,095
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Fishes 924
Illinois 872
Mines and mineral resources 868
Cherokee Indians 860
United States. Marine Corps 821
Finance, Public 805
Agriculture United States Statistics Periodicals 785
African American soldiers 755
Fishery resources 722
Passports 710
United States. Passport Office 694
Insect pests 684
Agricultural extension work United States Periodicals 683
Agriculture Economic aspects Periodicals 673
Produce trade Periodicals 673
Science 648
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Railroads 330
Agriculture Statistics Periodicals 329
Landing Craft -- United States 329
Wilderness areas 322
Agriculture--United States 318
Produce trade Periodicals. Export marketing Periodicals. 315
Egg trade United States 313
Farm produce 311
Oil industries United States Statistics Periodicals 309
Oils and fats, Edible Economic aspects United States Periodicals 309
Agricultural laws and legislation United States 308
Animal industry United States Statistics Periodicals 307
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 307
Radio addresses, debates, etc United States 306
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Coal mines and mining 302
Animal industry Statistics Periodicals 299
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Marine biology 293
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United States. Army Air Forces 286
Sugar United States 284
Natural resources 283
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Wheat trade Statistics Periodicals 272
Wheat trade United States Statistics Periodicals 272
Agricultural experiment stations, West (U.S.), Periodicals 267
Arid regions, West (U.S.), Periodicals 267
Cotton trade Statistics Periodicals 267
South Carolina 267
Animal industry Untied States Periodicals 263
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Law 260
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Agriculture--United States. 254
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Farm income United States Periodicals 240
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Vegetable trade United States Statistics Periodicals 238
Discoveries in science 235
Farm produce United States Marketing Periodicals 235
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Smithsonian Institution. Archives 235
Agriculture United States 234
Cotton trade United States Statistics 234
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